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I am delighted to welcome you to our rapidly improving school, Rushden Academy. We are part of a highly successful trust called Tove Learning Trust (TLT) and have excellent collaborative networks across the trust. Staff really enjoy working at Rushden Academy and our high staff retention figures demonstrate this fully.

Team Rushden are on the cusp of something great, our results are rapidly improving and our intake numbers are increasing. Visitors are impressed when they visit our school commenting on the strong Team Rushden values permeating across all aspects of school life. We have built a culture where together, students and staff are united in transforming our school.

We are proud of our achievements to date and regularly communicate this widely. There is a strong drive to excel in lessons and to behave respectfully towards each other and our community. We are proud of the curriculum that we have on offer, not only does it deliver the content pupils need to excel in today’s society but it also develops their imaginations.

Our sixth form provision, The East Northamptonshire College (TENC), is shared with two local secondary schools, sharing our expertise not only at KS5 but also at KS4 with cross moderation and quality assurance systems. We also have an outstanding nursery onsite, which is open term-time only and many of our staff use this excellent provision for their children.

Mrs Jane Burton

Rushden Academy

Two weeks to go until we finish for the October half term break, it has flown and there is still much to do. This term is always crucial, in settling pupils and really cracking on with teaching high quality lessons and pupils learning well. It sets the tone for the year and we expect this year to be a highly successful year for Team Rushden.

These next few days are going to be extremely busy for the school; we are embarking on our learning for life days which aim to cover many of the important Team Rushden values and the personal, social, health and wellbeing issues that are so important for our pupils. Tomorrow is the first of several days planned throughout the year to cover many issues.

Monday is our Year 6 Open Evening from 6.30 until 8.30pm; many of our current pupils will be showcasing what Team Rushden have achieved this year and will be supporting teachers in all curriculum areas. I am looking forward to hearing our Head Girl, Connie and Deputy Head Boy, Thuso talk about their experience at Rushden Academy. We are also in for a treat, pupils have already been cast for parts in the new production Grease and have already been rehearsing, so on Monday evening we will be getting a taste of what’s to come. I have no doubt that it will be first class.

Tremendous week building on Team Rushden’s determination and hard work.

On Tuesday evening the Lecture Theatre was bursting at the seams with many of our Y11’s and their parents/carers. It was wonderful to see so many there listening intently to the plans going forward for Y11. It is hard to believe that, in September, we are considering their next steps following GSCEs, but with less than 130 school days left, every day counts. It is vital that we do not miss any learning opportunities and think creatively about revision resources that we can invest in now to support Team Rushden during this important year.

On Wednesday evening we had a full governors meeting and appointed a new Chair of Governors, Tony Daverson who will be fulfilling this roll until a new trust is in place. Tony has been a governor at Rushden Academy for some time and knows the school very well. Tony has had the experience of being a Chair of Governors during his time here and I am thrilled that he will be able to support and challenge Team Rushden, thus ensuring we keep all of our promises and demands.

What's On?

23 Jan
Year 9/10 Boys Futsal (A)
Date 23 Jan 2020 3:45 pm - 5:15 pm
27 Jan
Year 9/10 Girls Volleyball
Date 27 Jan 2020 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
28 Jan
Learning for life day
Date 28 Jan 2020
28 Jan
Primary Take 8 Basketball
Date 28 Jan 2020 3:30 pm - 5:15 pm
30 Jan
Year 11 Parents Evening
Date 30 Jan 2020 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Rushden Academy

Rushden Academy

01933 350391


KS3 Head of Years

Head of Year 7 - Mrs K Monkman

Head of Year 8 - Mr C Smith

KS4 Head of Years

Head of Year 9 - Mrs S Finney

Head of Year 10 - Mr S Harris

Head of Year 11 - Mrs A Gurnham

KS5 Head of Year

Head of Year 12 & 13 - Mr P Chapman

Deputy Head of Year 12 & 13 - Mrs A Owen

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Rushden Academy

Hayway, Rushden, Northamptonshire. NN10 6AG
Tel: 01933 350391
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